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Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Northeast Today

Workshop on Technical Education for Northeast States

Workshop on Technical Education for Northeast States
May 02
12:03 2015

The first regional workshop on technical education for Northeastern States was organised by North India Technical Teachers Training and Research Institute, Kolkata (NITTTR), in Gangtok recently. The workshop was inaugurated by State HRDD Minister as chief guest. A cultural programme was held to welcome the delegates from the Northeastern States on the first day. Welcome address of the workshop was delivered by Director NITTTR, Kolkata.

The chief guest highlighted the importance of technical education and how to compete in the present scenario of rapidly changed technology. Principal Secretary, HRDD, Sikkim, explained the contribution of polytechnic education in the growth of industries. He also encouraged the proper implementation of community development through polytechnic scheme, (CDTP) existing in different polytechnics of Northeastern States.

Prof Sila Rai Yadav from NITTTR Kolkata delivered a presentation on the function of community development through polytechnic scheme and graded Assam in second position while Mizoram occupied first position. Two senior grade lecturers from each polytechnic of Northeastern States along with principals and Directors had participated in the workshop and interacted on issues and challenges for the development of technical education.

Director of Technical Education, Assam, Dr Atul Borah spoke on present issues of technical education in the State and elaborated on the steps taken for the development of technical education in existing polytechnics and another new 21 polytechnics to be established under Central Scheme. On the last day of workshop, a panel discussion on effectiveness of ICT-based training for technical teachers was held. In the end of the workshop, recommendations on technical education from all polytechnics were collected and summarised by Director, NITTTR, Kolkata.

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